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Is life getting easier for GA manufacturers? New AMC&GM for production and design as a first step!

5 days 5 hours ago

EASA introduces first steps to relieve some burden for small GA design and production companies.  To that end, EASA issued ED Decision 2019/003/R with new, proportionate ‘soft’ rules in the AMC/GM to Part-21.

These new Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material provide a more suitable way for small organisations to meet the design and production rules of Part-21.

It is aiming for less procedures and paperwork, instead looks at actual results and the product. This should make the use of Part-21 more scalable to the low end of General Aviation.

Phasing out the use of Halon in aircraft

1 week 4 days ago

EU airline operators now have to ensure that newly manufactured large aircraft (both aeroplanes and helicopters) do not use the ozone depleting substance ‘halon’ as a fire extinguishing agent.

The aim, shared by ICAO, is to gradually mitigate the environmental impact that halon extinguishing agents in firefighting equipment have on the ozone and climate, and to progressively achieve a ‘halon-free’ aviation, which balances the environmental concerns with safety-enhancing and cost-efficient rules. 

Extension of expiring maintenance organisations approvals issued by EASA and FAA

2 weeks 4 days ago

The US federal government partial shutdown which has ended last Friday (25/01/2019) has been affecting the aviation system for 35 days. During the shut-down, several maintenance organisation approvals issued by EASA and by the FAA under the EU-US Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement were coming due for renewal in both the United States and in EU Member States.

European Aviation Report: Continued growth of aviation poses environmental challenges

3 weeks 4 days ago

Continued growth of the aviation sector has produced economic benefits and connectivity in Europe, however environmental and health impacts have increased and are expected to grow substantially in the next 20 years. In particular the predicted increase in greenhouse gas emissions, if not addressed, could undermine efforts to mitigate climate change and limit the global temperature rise to below the target of 2degC in the Paris Agreement.  

1st Transport Cybersecurity Conference held in Lisbon

3 weeks 5 days ago

Lisbon, 23 January 2019 -The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) welcomed in Lisbon the first Conference on Transport Cybersecurity, with the support of the European Commission (DG MOVE), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the EU Agency for Railways (ERA). 

NEW e-learning course: EASA’s new Basic Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139)

3 weeks 5 days ago

Last September the new Regulation for EASA and the European aviation system (EASA’s “Basic Regulation” - Regulation (EU) 2018/1139) entered into force.
To support the aviation community in this transition, EASA has designed a dedicated online e-learning course and is offering it free-of-charge to aviation authorities, industry and other interested stakeholders.

1st Transport Cyber Security Conference

3 weeks 5 days ago

1st Transport Cybersecurity Conference in cooperation with the European Commission (DG MOVE), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

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EASA publishes the European Plan for Aviation Safety for 2019-2023

1 month ago

EASA published today the 8th edition of the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). The EPAS sets out the strategic and operational priorities for safety and environmental protection for the next 5 years. It is a key component of the European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP) and provides a coherent and transparent framework for European States to manage aviation safety, both at regional and at national level. 

EASA Preliminary Safety Overview of the Commercial Air Transport operations 2018

1 month 3 weeks ago

2017 was considered the safest year ever in commercial aviation history, nevertheless the events in 2018 were a reminder that safety should not be taken for granted. Worldwide in 2018 there were 530 fatalities in 11 fatal accidents, setting us back to a level not experienced since 2015. 

The detailed figures for Europe show that there were no fatal accidents involving commercial passenger airlines, however 20 persons were killed in a fatal accident, involving a sightseeing flight using a historic aircraft in the Swiss Alps.

Inadvertent flight into IMC conditions

1 month 4 weeks ago

UPDATE: Applications are now closed.

Weather is an important contributing factor to GA accidents. Although there are many other elements and issues that have the potential to cause troubles for pilots in flight, weather is one of the most prominent,  ever-present risks pilots have to deal with on each and every flight. 

Easy Access Rules for Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) are available!

1 month 4 weeks ago

EASA has now published the consolidated Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) in the Easy Access format for free download from the EASA website! These up-to-date rules are displayed in an easy-to-read format with advanced navigation features through links and bookmarks.

The document covers the SERA regulation - Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 together with the applicable Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) including the initial issue & amendment 1.

The EU paves the way to establish the common European drone services market

2 months 2 weeks ago

Today the European Commission, EASA and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with the National Authorities and industry adopted the “Amsterdam Declaration” concluding two days of lively discussions at the EASA High Level Conference on Drones.

The conference was an opportunity for EASA to discuss its proposed rules and have an exchange with the aviation community.

Additional Easy Access Rules for Initial Airworthiness published!

2 months 3 weeks ago

EASA further facilitates stakeholders access to eRules for Initial Airworthiness by publishing the Easy Access Rules in the following eight categories:

- Light Sport Aeroplanes (CS-LSA)
- Propellers (CS-P)
- Very Light Aeroplanes (CS-VLA)
- Very Light Rotorcraft (CS-VLR)
- Engines (CS-E)
- European Technical Standard Orders (CS-ETSO)
- Large Aeroplanes (CS-25)
- Acceptable Means of Compliance for Airworthiness of Products, Parts and Appliances (AMC-20)

New EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) following the accident of an AW169 helicopter in the United Kingdom issued

2 months 3 weeks ago

EASA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD), following the tragic accident which occurred in the United Kingdom on 27th October 2018 to an Leonardo AW169 helicopter. 

The information available so far indicate that while the helicopter was on a take-off phase at low forward speed, a loss of yaw control was observed; an investigation is on-going to identify the root cause of the accident.

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